This is a bit long, so I apologise in advance.
I have read, on this forum, that ferritin levels should be optimal for thryoidees and that ferritin is the storage of iron. But I'm a little confused with my ferritin results and serum iron panel results and wondered if anyone has any wisdom to share about them and how it might affect the thyroid functioning well?
My ferritin level is 116 (13-150)
My folate level is 15.1 (4.6-18.7)
My serum iron panel is:
Iron 12.7 (6.6-26.0)
Unsaturated iron binding 58.1 (20-66)
Total iron binding capacity 71 (41-77)
Iron binding saturation 18 (15-50)
My B12 was 295 in 2012 (211-911)
My MCHC level is 315 (320-360)L!
My MCH level is 27.7 (27.0-33.5)
These 2 levels have been highlighted as low for a few years (after getting a copy of as many blood results as possible earlier this year)
My MCV is 'normal' 88.2 (80-99)
From what I have gathered my total iron binding capacity maybe a bit high and the iron binding saturation a little low (even though they are both in range) indicating some form of anemia. Also the MCHC and MCH being low has something to do with hemoglobin and red blood cells which may also indicate some form of anemia. But I don't understand how I would treat this, if this were the case, since my ferritin levels are good.
Any advice or wisdom would be much appreciated and thanks for reading.